By Katsuki Sekida
Zen education is a entire instruction manual for zazen, seated meditation perform, and an authoritative presentation of the Zen course. The e-book marked a turning aspect in Zen literature in its severe reevaluation of the enlightenment adventure, which the writer believes has usually been emphasised on the fee of different vital points of Zen education. furthermore, Zen education is going past the 1st flashes of enlightenment to discover how one lives in addition to trains in Zen. the writer additionally attracts many major parallels among Zen and Western philosophy and psychology, evaluating conventional Zen ideas with the theories of being and cognition of such thinkers as Heidegger and Husserl.
"Written by way of a lay instructor with 60 years of expertise in zazan, this publication presents every body from absolute newbie to skilled scholar with distinct, revolutionary details and dialogue on respiring, posture, distraction, activities of brain, body structure, temper, laughter, kensho, and samadhi."—Library magazine
"This publication is a worthwhile paintings. notwithstanding physiologically technical, it continues to be own and sensible, targeting the particular event of zazen perform. finally, even though, it's the centred and critical spirit of the ebook that almost all tellingly establishes its worth to these drawn to Zen."—Philip Kapleau